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New name - same great service. With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Debra Babich continues to deliver leading dermatology care to Decatur, IL and surrounding areas.

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Decatur, IL 62526

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Expert Botox, Dermatology & Cosmetic Services

Formerly Babich Skin Care, Dr. Debra Babich and team are here to assist with all your dermatology needs.

Don’t let a skin disorder distress or depress you. Whether it is acne or skin cancer, visit our team today for quality aesthetic and medical treatments.

Count on our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Debra Babich, and her highly trained staff to provide you with effective skin care treatments specific to your particular needs. You can rely on the professionals here at VitalSkin Dermatology to provide quality services for Botox in Decatur, IL, Springfield, IL and more. Get in touch with us today for more information!

Visit Our Spa for an Aesthetic Consultation

If you want to know what kind of a skin care regimen can make you look even more beautiful, our aesthetician can help you out. Visit us for an aesthetic consultation today!

Additionally, if you want to reduce excessive fat from your body, you can opt for CoolSculpting. Call us to learn more about our skin care services!

Providing Dermatology to Decatur, IL, Springfield, IL and Surrounding Areas

Medical Dermatology

From infants to seniors, we provide advanced clinical services for all ages, including treatment for acne, skin cancer, skin infections, hair loss and more.

Cosmetic Consultations

Everyone has different concerns about their appearance. We can help you meet your skin care goals with a consultation and a variety of effective treatments.

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Dermatology and Med Spa Services

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Meet Our Decatur, IL Providers


Our local providers are top dermatologists and advanced practice providers with extensive experience in general and cosmetic dermatology care with your health and best interest in mind.

Debra Babich, MD

Board Certified Dermatologist

Dr. Debra Babich served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy at the Great Lakes Naval Hospital in Illinois, before being promoted to lieutenant commander. She then had a clinical dermatology fellowship in skin cancer research at the Roswell Park Cancer Research Institute in Buffalo, New York. She completed her dermatology residency in 1999 at the State University of New York and has been serving the Illinois community ever since.

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Kimberly Kish, APRN, CNP

Certified Nurse Practitioner

Kimberly's background in family practice, including rural health care settings, sparked her passion for forming relationships with her patients, so they feel comfortable and confident in the care they receive.

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Kathryn Altherr, FNP-BC

Physician Assistant

Kathryn Altherr, FNP-BC, serves as a Physician Assistant with our office. A native of Macon, IL, she received her bachelor’s degree from Millikin University, a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of Illinois, and a Masters Degree in Nursing from Southern Illinois University.

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Allison Engelbrecht, FNP-BC

Certified Nurse Practitioner

Allison received her BSN from Graceland University in 2006, then completing her MSN there in 2008. She loves dermatology for the patient encounters and having the opportunity to educate them about their diagnosis/condition and treatment.

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Dresden Dixon, LA

Licensed Aesthetician

Dresden is proud to serve her hometown and surrounding communities through providing treatment that makes people feel more confident and gives them the tools to achieve their skincare goals.

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Conditions & Treatments at Decatur, IL

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Accutane

Accutane is a brand of isotretinoin, which is a prescription medicine for severe acne.

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Acne

Acne is a condition of the skin that results in pimples, whiteheads and blackheads.

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Acne Scars

Acne scars are the marks left on skin that has been affected by acne. They can be triggered by cystic lesions, picking and scratching.

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Actinic Keratosis

Actinic keratosis, sometimes referred to as AK, is a precancerous growth on the skin.

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Aldara

Aldara is a brand of imiquimod, which is a prescription medicine used to treat actinic keratoses (AKs), genital warts and sometimes, early stages of basal cell carcinoma.

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Allergic Contact Dermatitis

Allergic contact dermatitis, sometimes referred to as just contact dermatitis, is a red, itchy rash on the skin.

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Alopecia Areata

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease that causes hair loss for both adults and children. This can cause hair loss on the scalp as well as on the body, such as eyebrows, eyelashes and facial hair.

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Anti-fungal Medication

Getting a fungal infection of the skin or nails is easier than you think. Anti-fungal medications are used to treat these fungal infections.

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Anti-inflammatory Medication

We recommend consulting a specialist to help determine if Anti-Inflammatory Medications are the best treatment option for you.

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Antibiotics

Antibiotics are medicines used to stop infections created by the presence of bacteria.

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Basal Cell Carcinoma

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most diagnosed form of skin cancer, with millions of cases each year in the U.S. It appears on the skin in a variety of sizes and shapes, such as dome-shaped growth with visible blood vessels, shiny patches, brown/black growths, sores, or white/yellow scar-like growths. 

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Benign Skin Lesions

As we age, we often get different benign growths that may come about and that are completely harmless.

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Biologic Injections

Biologic injectables (Humira, Enbrel, Taltz, Stelara, Cosentyx) are biologics designed to be injected subcutaneously into the skin.

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Biopsy

A biopsy works by taking a small sample of tissue from a suspect area in the body so that it can be tested under lab conditions for certain diseases and disorders.

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Birthmarks

Birthmarks are congenital skin conditions that typically appear at birth or shortly thereafter.

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Botox

While produced by the microbe that causes botulism, Botox is safe for cosmetic use, especially in the upper parts of the face.

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Brightening Peels

Brightening peels are chemical peels formulated to target pigmentation, including stubborn melasma and sunspots.

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Bullous Disease

Bullous disease is a rare dermatological condition in which large, fluid-filled blisters appear in regions of the skin that are often flexed, such as the armpits.

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CO2 Laser Resurfacing

CO2 (carbon dioxide) lasers vaporize thin layers of skin with a high-energy beam of light. As the skin heals, collagen is produced which creates improved skin elasticity.

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Canthacur

Canthacur is a substance applied topically to the skin that works as a vesicant, causing a blister to form on a growth.

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Cellulite

Cellulite is a common, harmless condition of the skin. When someone has cellulite, the skin appears dimpled.

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Chemical Peels

A chemical peel works to hasten this process, revealing newer and healthier cells below the skin’s surface.

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CoolSculpting®

CoolSculpting uses FDA-cleared, innovative technology which contours the body by freezing away unwanted body fat.

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Corticosteroids

A corticosteroid works by suppressing the activity of the immune system and reducing the production of chemicals that create inflammation.

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Customized Medical Facials

Our completely-customized facial treatments are designed to treat your skin care concerns.

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Cyclosporine

Cyclosporine is used in a number of conditions where the immune system behaves erratically.

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Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers work by imitating the hyaluronic acid that gives younger skin its fullness and buoyancy.

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Dermapeel

DermaPeel is our signature aesthetic treatment, which combines a chemical and physical exfoliation.

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Dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a physical form of exfoliation which sloughs off dead skin cells on the surface and as an added bonus also removes most of the surface “peach fuzz.”

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Dermoscopy

Dermoscopy is a technique for evaluating the subsurface of the skin and diagnosing affected areas and lesions.

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Dilated Oil Glands

Sebaceous gland hyperplasia refers to benign enlarged and dilated oil glands. These appear as yellowish to pink bumps scattered on the face. They are more common in people with a history of oily skin.

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Dilated Pores

For most, pores are barely visible. But for some, their pores are dilated (or enlarged).

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Dupixent

Dupixent is a drug that when injected into the skin, works at blocking a specific protein known as an interleukin.

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Dysport®

Dysport is a prescription injection proven to help smooth the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows and wrinkles without changing the look or movement of the rest of your face.

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Eczema

Atopic dermatitis, often referred to as eczema, is a common skin condition that appears most often in children, though it can occur in individuals of any age.

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Excess Hair

Excess hair involves having more hair that one is comfortable with in various areas of the body.

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Excessive Sweating/ Hyperhidrosis

Hyperhidrosis, commonly referred to as excessive sweating, is a condition in which someone sweats a good deal even when they are not hot or exercising.

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Excision

Excision is a minimally-invasive surgery technique used to remove moles, skin growths and lesions.

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Facials

The classic facial is our take on the classic spa facial. This pampering treatment includes cleanse and steam.

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Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Fine lines and wrinkles are a natural function of aging that can present at any age and on any type of skin.

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Fluorouracil (5FU)

Fluorouracil works to slow this growth by killing off the fast-growing cells in the affected region of the skin.

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Freckles

Freckles are a common skin condition and non-life threatening that typically appear as small brown spots.

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Full-Body Skin Exams

Growths and marks can be signs of more serious issues, so a full-body skin exam is a great way to identify and evaluate if problems exist.

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Fungal Infections

A fungal infection, sometimes referred to as mycosis, is a condition of the skin in which it has been infected by a fungus.

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Genital Warts

Genital warts often occur around the genital and anal areas of the skin. They’re caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is a sexually-transmitted infection

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Granuloma Annulare

Granuloma annulare is a skin condition that causes a round, smooth bump. This will become ring-shaped with a center of clear skin. The affected skin can be pink or purple.

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Hair Loss

Alopecia, commonly referred to as hair loss, is shedding of hair from the head that far exceeds the normal shedding humans experience on a regular basis.

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Herpes Simplex

For oral herpes (HSV-1), often signs or symptoms never occur for many people. Likewise for genital herpes (HSV-2), many people infected often don’t show any symptoms. Symptoms can include burning, itching or tingling skin, cold sores or fever blisters around the lips, mouth, tongue and elsewhere.

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradinitis supperrativa is a skin condition that typically starts after puberty but can last for many years and get worse over time.

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Hives

Hives are pink welts or swellings that can itch, burn or sting. They vary in size and typically go away within 24 hours.

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Hydroquinone

Hydroquinone works to lighten the skin by reducing the number of melanocytes present.

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Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is a condition of the skin in which it appears darker than usual.

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IPL

IPL is a light treatment used to affect and improve the appearance and condition of skin. IPL is different from a laser which uses only one wavelength of light.

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Imiquimod

Imiquimod is a topical cream that stimulates the immune system.

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Injectable Wrinkle Fillers and Relaxer

Injectable wrinkle fillers and relaxers are injected underneath the surface of the skin to either fill in wrinkles and furrows or relax particularly strong wrinkles and furrows.

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Intralesional Injection

Intralesional injection is a process whereby a corticosteroid is injected directly into a skin lesion or irregular growth.

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Jeuveau®

Jeuveau® is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used in adults for a short period of time (temporary) to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows.

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Juvederm®

Juvederm is the brand name for a collection of dermal fillers that are used to improve the signs of aging. These fillers contain hyaluronic acid and has a smooth, gel-like consistency.

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Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition which causes tiny bumps to form on the skin, often resembling goose bumps or small pimples.

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Kybella®

Kybella is a non-surgical intervention used to address this fat beneath the chin.

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Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal utilizes specific wavelengths of light that are drawn to the pigment at the “root” or bulb of the hair.

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Laser Resurfacing

Laser resurfacing is a dermatological procedure that uses lasers to smooth and refine the surface of the skin while also reinvigorating the layers of skin below.

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Laser Tattoo Removal

Laser tattoo removal is a procedure that utilizes lasers that penetrate the skin and are able to permanently demolish the ink particles within the cells that give color to a tattoo and the body clears the ink slowly over time. 

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Laser Therapy

Laser therapy is a dermatological procedure that uses lasers to smooth and refine the surface of the skin while also reinvigorating the layers of skin below.

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Lichen Planus

Lichen Planus is a condition characterized by swelling and irritation in the mucous membranes of the body, as well as the skin, hair and nails.

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Liquid Nitrogen Cryotherapy

Liquid nitrogen cryotherapy works by freezing and destroying the cells in a skin growth or lesion.

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Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease (a condition where your immune system attacks healthy cells).

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Mature Skin

As you age, you may notice and feel changes with your skin – some that can be prevented or treated and some that can’t be avoided. But we’re here to help keep your skin healthy and looking it’s best.

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Melanoma

Melanoma is the most serious kind of skin cancer. Melanin is created by cells called melanocytes and gives your skin its particular color.

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Melasma

Also known as chloasma faciei or the "mask of pregnancy," melasma is a condition that most commonly affects women.

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Mole and Skin Cancer Screening

A mole and skin cancer screening is a full body review of all present lesions. Recommended frequency will be discussed based on your individual cancer risk.

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Moles

Moles are a common skin condition in which a cluster of pigmented cells create a distinct skin growth.

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Molluscum

Molluscum is a skin infection that stems from a virus known as molluscum contagiosum.

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Nail Disorders

A nail disorder can include any one of a number of conditions associated with the nails.

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Oral and Topical Medications

Dermatologists are experts in bacterial, viral and fungal infections in the skin and have a deep knowledge of how to best use antibiotics, antiviral and antifungal medications.

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Otezla

Otezla is a prescription pharmaceutical that regulates inflammation within the cells of the body or the skin.

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Patch Testing TRUE-Test

The TRUE test, also known as patch testing, is a quick and easy way to check for and diagnose allergic contact dermatitis in patients.

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Perioral Dermatitis

Perioral dermatitis is a rash that can form around the mouth. This often causes redness, swelling and acne-like bumps.

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Pityriasis Rosea

Pityriasis rosea causes a harmless pink or reddish rash that usually lasts six to eight weeks before fading. It can be itchy, but it’s not contagious. It can occur following a viral illness.

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Port Wine Stains

A port wine stain is a vascular birthmark that resembles wine spilled across the skin.

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Pruritus (Itch)

Typically, an itch is only short term, but if it continues for six weeks or more, it can be considered a chronic itch.

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Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin disorder in which the cells of the skin multiply much faster than normal.

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Rashes

Rash is a general term that covers a wide range of potential conditions.

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Restylane®

Restylane is a type of dermal filler composed of hyaluronic acid. Each injectable in this product line is designed to meet a specific skin need and can be used to soften and smooth wrinkles and add volume to your lips and cheeks, and target lines around your mouth.

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Rosacea

Rosacea is a condition of the skin that results in visible blood vessels and general redness in the face.

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Sagging or Fatty Skin

Sagging or fatty skin involves a loss of elasticity in the skin which causes the skin to droop or even hang in folds.

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Scabies

Scabies is caused by eight-legged bugs called mites, which are so small, they can’t be seen on your skin. These mites burrow into the skin and cause an itchy rash.

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Scar Removal

Scar removal, sometimes referred to as surgical revision, is a treatment option for those who wish to reverse the appearance of scars on the body.

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Scars

Scars are permanent changes in the skin due to inflammation or injury such as a surgical procedure or even cystic acne.

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Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin issue that causes a rash. The skin will appear red and possibly swollen, with a white or yellowish crusty scale on the surface.

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Seborrheic Keratoses

Seborrheic keratoses (SK) is a common skin growth that may look worrisome, but is actually harmless.

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Skin Cancer

There are many types of skin cancer but the most common are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.

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Skin Laxity

Skin laxity is an age-related skin condition where the skin begins to lose some of its elasticity.

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Skin Tightening Treatments

Skin tightening procedures use targeted energy to heat the layers of the skin below the epidermis.

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Spider Veins

Spider veins are a condition of the skin in which small “spidery” veins appear under the surface of the skin.

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is the second most commonly diagnosed form of skin cancer.

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Submental Fat (Double Chin)

Submental fat (also known as a double chin) happens when excessive fat accumulates in the area underneath the chin.

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Sunspots & Sun Damage

Sunspots and sun damage, sometimes referred to as liver spots or age spots, are small flat and dark areas on the skin.

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Tattoo Removal

If you regret getting a tattoo or don’t like the appearance of a tattoo anymore due to fading or blurring, there are options to remove it.

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Tinea Versicolor

Tinea versicolor is a condition that results when our skin experiences an overgrowth of a certain type of yeast.

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Traction Alopecia

Traction alopecia is a form of hair loss that’s caused by repeated pulling or putting tension on hair, such as wearing tight ponytails, buns, braids, etc.

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Tretinoin

A derivative of vitamin A, Tretinoin is a topical retinoid solution that works by irritating the cells of the skin to stimulate growth and increase the turnover and shedding of old, dead cells in the skin.

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Unknown Rashes

A rash is a skin condition in which there is a visible or palpable change to your skin.

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Unwanted Hair

Unwanted hair involves the presence of hair or excess hair in areas of the body that are either visible or create discomfort.

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Vascular Conditions

In a vascular condition, the blood vessels of the body are either damaged or act in such a way to affect the appearance and condition of the skin.

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Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a condition of the skin in which the skin loses its melanocytes, or pigment cells, in certain areas.

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Volume Loss

Also known as soft tissue atrophy, volume loss is a condition in which the skin begins to lose its fullness and elasticity.

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Warts

Warts are a common condition that create small, granular skin growths on the surface of the skin.

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Waxing

Waxing is a method of removing unwanted hair on your body. It is an efficient and effective treatment.

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Wrinkle Relaxers

Wrinkle Relaxers, such as Botox® Cosmetic and Dysport®, are prescription medications that are injected into muscles of expression.

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What Our Patients Have to Say

"I got a last minute appt and they answered all my concerns. This is the best dermatology office I have ever been to, and I have been to a lot."

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"Friendly staff and knowledgeable nurse practitioners."

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Frequently Asked Questions

We offer a variety of skin care services to help with issues like acne, rashes, lesions, rosacea, skin growths, eczema, skin cancer identification and treatment, and much more. Check out a complete list of our services on our website.

We offer a variety of cosmetic treatments to help with wrinkles, fine lines, scars, skin tightening, unwanted hair and more. Check out a complete list of our services on our website.

Trust your skin care to a professional. Board-certified dermatologists have completed medical school and three to four years of advanced medical training in diseases of the skin, hair and nails. They’ve passed rigorous exams in dermatology to specialize in treating over 3,000 conditions. They’ve also made the commitment to keep up on the latest advances in dermatology.

Scheduling or updating an appointment is easy. Simply give us a call or you can make an appointment on our website.

If coming for your first visit, please bring your insurance card, if applicable, and a legal guardian if you are under the age of 18. Please come prepared to provide your health history on your new patient paperwork as well.

Always let us know what current medications you’re taking and any products or medications you’ve used for your skin condition.

Your first visit begins with a consultation with one of our providers. Prior to care, we will get your health history and perform a clinical evaluation of the skin to determine which treatment options are the best fit. We will customize both a treatment plan and a skin care regimen if desired. Important pre- and post-treatment instructions will also be provided to accompany most treatments.

We accept a variety of major insurances for your skin care. We have examples of insurances we accept on our website. If you don’t see your insurance listed, please contact us and we will verify if we accept.

Coverage of individual plans under insurance carriers can be confirmed with your carrier directly.

All three are medical charges you must pay out of your own pocket, even if you have insurance. Deductibles are a specific amount you must accumulate and pay each year of covered health services before benefits are provided by your carrier. Plans may also have separate individual and family deductibles and/or deductibles for separate services. Copayments are a set fee the member pays to providers at the time services are provided. Copays are applied to office visits, emergency room visits, hospital admissions, etc. Coinsurance is a form of cost sharing. After your deductible has been met, plan will begin paying a percentage of your bills. The remaining amount, known as co-insurance, is the portion due by the patient.

With our patient portal, you can access and manage your appointments, get test results, update your contact/patient information and pay your bills online. Speak with one of our team members for how to gain access to your patient portal.

Yes, we do carry select skin care items from industry-leading brands. Visit our practice for more information or give us a call for more information.

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